Anaya's musical recently won big at the Filmtage der Nationen's 3rd season and we had a heartfelt chat with her to understand more about her works and perspectives.
Filmtage : What inspired you to become an independent filmmaker, and how has your journey been so far in this challenging industry?
Anaya : In my childhood I used to tell people that I would be a Hollywood Artist and filmmaker. My father used to make pictures and films with a Canon camera.And I was delighted to watch and to perform as an actress. In fact I did Drama School besides my education in music, lyric singing, computers, ballet dancing and Olympic gymnastics.
And one day I was filming my colleagues at Midem festival in Cannes, and they asked me why I was doing that and I simply answered: “ I am training to be a movie Director “. And it happened!
Filmtage : Independent filmmaking often comes with limited resources and funding. How do you approach the creative process to maximize the impact of your storytelling within these constraints?
Anaya : I create a financial fund that I keep during the year.
Filmtage : The film you submitted has received critical acclaim for its unique style and narrative. Can you share the creative decisions and influences that contributed to the film's success?
Anaya : My creative process is unique and stays inside my imaginary. To give force and reality to that is a hard working process together with my team.
Filmtage : Independent filmmakers often face challenges in distribution and reaching a wider audience. What strategies have you employed to promote and share your work with a broader community?
Anaya : I use social media platforms and independent filmmakers need to know how to deal with digital marketing.
Filmtage : As an independent filmmaker, you have the freedom to explore diverse and unconventional subjects. Could you tell us about a particular project that was close to your heart and the importance of bringing that story to the screen?
Anaya : I usually work with facts that happen in the universe and with myths. Sometimes I make an homage to a personality or event.
We wish Anaya Kunst the best creative energy for the year ahead.